Camp Pete

Website review by
Hugh Foster, Common Sense Media
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Uplifting social site gives lessons in football and life.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Camp Pete is dedicated to providing a positive message to kids, from the amount of time they spend online to how they play and compete -- even to the messages they write to one another.

Violence & Scariness

Kids are able to shoot one another with footballs, chickens, and other generally non-threatening items.

Sexy Stuff
Language

Kids are given a pre-selected list of sayings to choose from as they interact with one another.

Consumerism

The main things being promoted here are football, clean living, and Pete Carroll.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site uses positive sports messages to motivate kids. The seemingly innocuous Sports Newz section of Camp Pete is unfortunately the most PG part of the site, with daily news from the world of college football involving fights, accidental deaths, anger management and rules violations.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJGator October 19, 2009

CampPete.com - An Online Football World for Kids!

My kids play camppete and love it. I like that I don't have to constantly worry about what they are doing. CampPete offers a choice of Safe Chat or Safe C... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byfantasy_faerie January 25, 2011

Good football-themed game

CONCERNS Violence: Not an issue. Sex: Not an issue. Language: Camp Pete has chat filters to prevent bad words. To avoid iffy language altogether, there is a... Continue reading
Kid, -1 years old January 4, 2011
I love it very much

Is it any good?

Much like Pete Carroll himself, Camp Pete is a good-looking, high-energy, well-intentioned site aimed at creating a moderated, positive football-oriented community for kids from 5 to 12. The USC head coach appears frequently throughout Camp Pete's virtual world to teach lessons in football and life, as well as deliver "personal" notes of encouragement to your locker such as "Keep up the good work!" and, surprisingly, "Time out! You've been online a really long time and it's time to go get some exercise!"

Camp Pete is an enormous, colorful world which allows kids (in customizable cartoon avatar form) to roam freely, watch videos, play games, answer trivia, chat, and earn tokens. The games were a little barebones when the site first launched, but as Pete's world begins to fill up, the value will come more from interactions with others than simply from the games and activities provided.

Just as it took Carroll himself a little while to become a champion, this game still has a little ways to go. But the man himself is proof that if the right ingredients and attitude are there, it's just a matter of time.

Online interaction: Two chat options allow for either open, filtered chat or canned chat. Chat is occasionally monitored and flagged. Interactions are generally positive, but there is the option for gentle trash-talking and shooting one another with goofy items.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the life lessons that can be learned thrugh sports such as the value of participation, good sportsmanship, best effort and teamwork.

Website details

For kids who love being active

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